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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Video Test

This is a Small video of my Dogs, The Small Beagle Dog used to be one of my Dogs and I give him away.

His name is Whitey. But we couldn't afford him so we give him away, and the guy that has him brought him over that day to play with the brothers.

So check it out, I used Cyberlink PowerDirector to Edit this video.

Still needs work, but it's only a 30 Day Trial, not much time, but here check it out and see what you think. The effects I threw in there, but I also thought I removed them before rendering the video lol


Friday, November 21, 2008

Dog Bite!

I have just encountered my Dog, well Betty's Dog.

One of my Dogs Decided to Pee on my Wall in the Hallway, and he knows he's not supposed to Pee inside the house.

So I went to chase him down, and when I got close to him, one of my other dogs was in the process of getting in the way Growling.

Well needless to say, my 3 Dogs, I have 5 all together. The 3 Brothers Decided to have a Little Brawl.

Well I'm not afraid of my Dogs whatsoever, I never have, they know I'm the boss of my house and the boss of them and they respect that. I went to grab one of them, cause 2 on 1 wasn't a Fair fight here, not in my book.

My Scroll Saw got knocked off the table, my Laptop almost took a Plunge as well cause they were basically under my table going at it. I managed to get ahold of 2 of them, and the 3rd I smacked and told him to stop and he done so.

Well Asher and stinky were still going at it. I told Betty to hold Stinky so I could pry him off Asher, well i got stinky off him, and she Jerked the dog away, which made Asher more Aggressive and he lunged for stinky, and my hand so happen to be in the way.

And let me tell you, if you've never been bit by a dog, it don't feel real good expecially with a K9 goes bout 1/2" deep into the skin both top and bottom as you can see. I let it bleed for a little bit, of course I had a puddle to clean up on the floor, I ran cold water over it to clean it the rest of the way. Then Bandaged it. I've never smelt so much Iron in the air before.

Must've been the Deer Burgers I ate the day before lol. Anyway, because you may of gotten bitten, never let it spoil your friendship with your dogs and never fear your dogs or they will do the same thing again.

Post Title!

The post title of every one of my post may have a Link available.

I've decided that since I have a Lumberjock account, that I will also be posting to Lumberjock, and to have easy access to my Lumberjock area, I shall post the link.

That means, all you have to do is click the title above the post, and it will take you to my Lumberjock page of projects.

That way I expand my horizon with resources. I hope you find this more informative.




Hello everyone,

This is a continuation of the mishap. I've decided to go ahead and finish the project, as much as I hate to finish something that I have messed up, I went on ahead and done it since I had WAY too much time into this project so far.

Thanks to everyone that has been following my Blog from the start, and to the ones that has just started following, and to the soon to followers.

I hope that you find everything here very useful and entertaining and educational and a great learning experience. It's a great learning experience for me to try and educate people in the art of Scroll Sawing, and I learn as I go just as others do.

They say, Education is a Key to Success and a Key to Knowledge. Believe and you will Succeed.


Thursday, November 20, 2008


I would like to appoligize to everyone because of my me not posting that much it seems in the last week or so. I have been feeling under the weather and when I try to do a project, well some of the dust just don't agree with me at that point with a Sinus infection and Upper Respatory infection, so as much as I had to clean the Saw Dust instead of making more, I've not felt like posting either.

Anyway, So now that I'm starting to get back on my Wheels (Feet), lets get the wheels turning, and start pumping out some more projects.

Here is a project that I started last night, and I'm going to document a little bit at a time. I just wanted to show you right now first hand.

Here is the Senario:

I was cutting some very Elaberate I guess you would call it, or very detailed, Intricate cuts, whichever you choose to call it lol. I've done really well so far making my cuts and all. I got tired about midnight, so I headed off to bed, figured the project could wait for the night.

Well I ended up waking up at 6am, used the restroom, laid back down (I'm an early person but not that early), to try and get a little more sleep, well the alarm went off at 6:45, This is when we get our Now 8 Year old up and ready for school by 7:20am, So i'm still laying in bed, Betty Gets the Boy ready, Come 7:40, the bus isn't here.

Apparently there was a Sub on the bus, Not from Subway, Pizza King or Blimpies either, a Subsitute driver to be more clear about it. And he/She didn't come pick him up this morning, So I had to get out of bed, get my shoes on, and take him to school because the bus didn't show up.

Anyway, I've been up since then, so only about 6 Hours of sleep, I need at least 7 to 8 or I can't function, I get real tired and all that, well I think that's what happen.

So now, we are at the Problem.

Here is the Problem:

I was doing really well cutting again this morning. Listening to my Music, getting into the groove of things, saw dust flying everywhere, in my hair, my goatee, my mustash, on my shirt and even in my lap, and of course all over my keyboard and table.

I just finished one of my Cuts, So I loosened the Tension Knob Like I always do, at least 3 Full turns gets it where it needs to be. Then I loosen the Blade Knob, This allows the Arm to Elivate up to give you space between the tip of the blade and the Arm of the Saw, Then you pull the piece off from the blade.

This is where the problem was, the hole was small enought that I wasn't paying attention and basically pulled it right off, well the teeth of the blade took hold of that little piece of wood no thicker then a 1/32nd, and broke 1/2 of it into from the bottom, no repairing this.

The attached Photos is so you can see the Mishap that I've done, one photo has a Red Freehand Circle (Not very good, nor the arrows), and arrows pointing out the small area of the work piece.

So, with everything said, Folks, Make sure that you PAY Close attention to your work piece, tired or not, because one little mishap could cost you the whole thing, Fortunatly, where the location is, up higher, you won't be able to tell, so Instead of adding it to my store, i'm going to hang it up in my house to see the looks on peoples faces when they come in and see the art that I've created.


Monday, November 17, 2008


Here is another pattern for a Pumpkin, One of the Only Species of Cats that I Like. Along with Black Panthers. And Ban go Tigers, I Guess you could say that I like the BIGGER Cats.

Hope you enjoy this one also and the others I've done as well.

Tech Specs:
  • Materials: 1/4" Baltic Birch Plywood
  • Time: 1hr
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Blades: FD-TC #3

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Breath of Fire!

Something a little more headed up then usual in the Fantasy World.

The Majestic Fire breathing Dragon!

This Pattern was Originally a Pumpkin Pattern, and Since Pumpkin and Scroll Saw Patterns are Virtually the same, I convert some of my Pumpkin Patterns to Scroll Saw Patterns. Of course Depending on the Theme of the pattern.

Hope that everyone enjoys this pattern from

Tech Spec:
  • Materials: 1/4" Baltic Birch Plywood
  • Time: 1hr
  • Difficulty: Beginner